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The end of the Revolution seems to be no nearer

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in Spain. S. Figuerola has only raised some 3i millions of his 20-million loan ; the Treasury requires funds, and Republican pronunciamentos are going on all over the country....


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MHE Elections are over with the exception of the contests in the Orkneys and the two Scotch Universities, and the total result is an overwhelming majority for the Liberals....

Another constitutional crisis appears at hand in Prussia. It appears

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from an over-brief telegram of the 1st of December, that the Government has been appointing honorary judges to the Supreme Court, thus packing that tribunal. Herr Windhorst...

The "crisis" which was in active preparation in Roumania, and

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to which Lord Stanley alluded in his speech at Lynn, has apparently been postponed. The idea was to arm all the Slavonic people of Turkey for a general revolt under the lead of...

Mr. Disraeli, on his interview with the Queen in which

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he resigned office, took the natural, manly, and straightforward course of advising her to send for Mr. Gladstone, who is, of course, primarily and exclusively responsible for...

Mr. Disraeli has not been deceived by the hurrahs of

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his county supporters. He knows that even were his Cabinet not divided on the Irish Church he is hopelessly beaten, and has resolved to avoid struggle in which victory was...

Baronetcies were bestowed before the Ministry went out on Francis

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Arthur Knox-Gore, large squire in Mayo ; Smith Child, large squire in Staffordshire, who has fought elections ; Robert J. II. Harvey, squire in Norfolk, formerly Member for...

We are a long way yet from the minor appointments,

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but we do hope that among them we shall not see this time the name of Mr. Layard, whose selection commits this country to the old Turkish policy abandoned by Lord Stanley. His...

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The necessary rules for the trial of Election Petitions have

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been issued, and appear intended to assimilate the proceedings as nearly as possible to those usual in a civil snit, the only proviso worthy of special note being the demand for...

Fuller accounts of the disaster in New Zealand serve to

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prove that it was mainly due to the inexperience of the colonists in the work of defending themselves. They intended, when the Queen's troops were withdrawn, to form a Colonial...

As far as we understand the Poll Mail Gazette's recent

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enthu- siasm for Peers, it believes that a title constitutes the difference between statesmanship and clerkship. We read, in last night's paper :—" Brand, Lowe, Goschen, Ayrton,...

M. Berryer died on the 29th November, in his own

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house at Angerville, at the age of 78. He was in his prime the greatest orator in France, and to his latest hours the one speaker who was never interrupted in the Legislative...

Mr. Reverdy Johnson has been "hedging." His amenities to Lord

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Wharncliffe, and Mr. Roebuck, and Mr. Laird have given so much offence in his own country, that at the banquet to him at Birmingham on Wednesday, he very judiciously balanced...

The irrepressible Briton is going to acquire another colony. An

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Australian Company has bought rights in the Feejee islands, and a thousand emigrants have settled, built houses, and begun to cultivate crops. The natives not concerned in the...

In the English county elections which last week remained to

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be decided, and in which we ventured to hope against hope that the Liberals might achieve some success,—West Surrey and Mid- Somerset,—the Tories achieved a very decided...

We are again in trouble in China. Under the Treaty

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European Missionaries have a right to settle and teach, and Mr. Taylor with others did settle at Yang Chow, on the Yang-tze-Kiang. He and his colleagues, dressed in Chinese...

General Grant's election has already produced a wholesome effect on

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the South. General Wade Hampton, of South Carolina, one of the most fierce of the firebrands, went immediately after the election to General Scott, aud withdrew all opposition...

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Mr. Charles Buxton has been compelled by the silly obstinacy

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-of the Eyre Committee to publish a brief defence of himself, which he sent to certain constituents who had expressed them- -selves offended by his conduct in regard to the...

On Tuesday next, December 8th, at one o'clock, there is

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to be a meeting of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, at the Freemasons' Tavern, at which the Rev. VI. G. Humphry, one of the treasurers of the society, will move to...

The newly-elected Liberal Member for Wareham, Captain - Calcraft, R.N., is

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already dead,—so soon does Death begin to 'undo our work. Is there not here an opening for the Marquis of Hartington or Mr. Austin Bruce ?

Mr. Lowe has just published a very vehement attack on

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the recent Report of the Middle-Class Schools' Inquiry Commission, and especially on any use whatever by Government for middle-class school purposes of the large grammar-school...

Mr. Milner Gibson seems to have lost his seat at

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Ashton-under- Lyne by being too good. His adversary, Mr. Mellor, was supported by the publicans, and seems to deserve their support. At least he is said by a correspondent of...

Lord Russell is as cavalierly brief as ever in his

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epistolary style. His letter to Mr. Howell about the election at Aylesbury, in -answer to a note from that gentleman thanking him for the interest he had taken in the attempt to...

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1 Nov. 27 , 781 56 821 Yesterday and on Friday

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week the leading British Railway Shares left off at the annexed quotations:— Great Eastern Nov. 27. 411 Dec. 4. 421 Lon., Chatham,& Dove Nov. 27. Dee. 4. 17 — Great...

Dr. Vaughan, Vicar of Doncaster, who was recently a Proctor

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in the Convocation of the Province of York by the clergy of his neighbourhood, is not to be re-elected because he is favourable to Mr. Gladstone's policy on the Irish Church. We...

Further large shipments of gold to the East, coupled with

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an active inquiry for accommodation, have induced the Directors of the Bank of England to make another advance in their official minimum, accordingly on Thursday last the rate...

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A T length we have got at the head of affairs in this country one of the noblest minds and largest hearts which have belonged to any English prime minister since English Prime...


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THE RESIGNATION OF THE TORY GOVERNMENT. MR. DISRAELI has made a dignified retreat from an .1.11 untenable position. He understands electioneering thoroughly, and knows...

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MR. LOWE'S EDUCATIONAL MANIFESTO. A/ R. LOWE has followed Mr. Bright's

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lead in issuing, just at the moment when the public at least expect him to. be offered a seatin the Cabinet,—and it has been even rumoured, though no doubt quite mistakenly,...

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-W HAT is Toryism—this system of thought which is supposed to have manifested itself so strongly in the English county elections, and to have so vigorous a hold upon the...

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THE MINORITY CLAUSE. T HE Elections being now completed, we may

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fairly ask whether the representation of the country is more or less perfect in consequence of the Minority clause, so far as it has been applied ; and what is still more...

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I T is difficult to imagine a sadder story, or one better calcu- lated to rouse a just indignation, than that related on Tuesday se'nnight before the High Court in Edinburgh....

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fr HE Romanizers in our Church offered bp on the 3rd November, in St. Clement's Church, at Cambridge, a mass,—a "high mass," it is said, whatever that maybe,—for the repose of...

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T HERE is something almost irresistibly attractive to the mental auatomist in the crime of this Genevese sick nurse. Motive- less crime, or rather crime committed from an...

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LXXXIV.—CENTRAL ENGLAND: RUTLAND, LEICESTERSTURE, AND NOTTINGHAMSHIRE :-TI1E TOWNS (Continued). M ELTON-MOWBRAY, the capital of the Hunting world, is a small market town,...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE EPECTAT0R.1 venture to think that a more thorough and careful exami- nation of the Bibel- Werk, to which Mr. Seebohm refers, would have satisfied him that...

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and universal meaning of the word, not real, actual death.

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Sin,—me statement of your correspondent " C." is not quite The influences which surrounded Bunsen, as well as his peculiar correct. It was not by 25 henry VIII., c. 19, that the...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR, — There is in your last impression a remark respecting the Balliol Scholarships on which I would venture to offer a word of comment....


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SIR, — Your correspondent "C." has raised a question respecting the Canons of 1603 which, if founded on fact, will be highly important. It may, therefore, be worth while to...


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DR. NEWMAN'S OXFORD SERMONS.* As this reissue of Dr. Newman's "parochial and plain" sermons preached at Oxford is now nearly completed, only one of the eight volumes remaining...

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A LIFE OF KING LEOPOLD, Tins hook will be of

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great value to the future historian, and will interest politicians even now, but for the general reader it lacks alike completeness and literary spirit. M. Thdodore Juste has...

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THERE are some novels which, without being written with a purpose, have a moral tone that is undoubtedly healthy ; novels which, without resting their claim to notice upon their...

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The Quest of the Chief Good : Expository Lectures on the Boo47 Ecclesiastes ; with a New Translation. By Samuel Cox. (Arthur Miall.) —This book makes a real and considerable...

The Buried Cities of Etruria. By W. H. Davenport Adams.

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(Nelson.) —The compiler has taken considerable pains with this book, consulting the chief authorities on the subject, and not omitting to give the results of the latest...

Gray's Elegy. With Illustrations printed in colours. (Sampson Low.)—We can

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say but little in praise of this volume, which is not a happy example of the method of printing in colours. It offends the nose, and does not often please the eye. In the copy...

The Five Days' Entertainments at Wentworth Grange. By Francis Turner

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Palgrave. (Macmillan.)—We are a little disappointed with this book, which we opened in a most favourable mood, and which further com- mended itself to us by a most charming...

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IIerr Virchow publishes a Lecture on Famine Fever (Williams and

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Norgate). which his knowledge of authorities and his own experience enable him to make very interesting. His moral is 'fever is almost always preventible,' his cry is for good...


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5 HAYDON—FAIRBAIRN.—On the let inst., at St. Peter's Church, Leeds, by the Rev. Canon Woodford, Vicar of Leeds, and Chaplain to her Majesty, assisted by the Rev. W. J. Wyon,...


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Atterbnry (Bp.), Memoirs and Correspondence, 2 vols, by F. Williams (Allen & Co.) 28 0 Baddeley (R. W.) Cassandra, and other Poems 12mo (Bell & Dahly) 5 0 Bellows (A. J.), How...